There's an old Zen story about a scholar who visited a famous Zen master to inquire into the meaning of zen. The scholar asked question after question but was so full of his own ideas that he rarely gave the master an opportunity to answer. After about an hour of this one-sided dialogue, the master … Continue reading EMPTY YOUR CUP


"When you practice making the shift from doing and thinking to being, you discover how to align yourself with a deeper current of meaning and belonging. You may get in touch with personal feelings and aspirations that have long remained hidden from your conscious awareness. Or you may connect with a more universal source of … Continue reading RESULTS FROM MEDITATION

What to look for when choosing a Spiritual Mentor

In the Buddhist philosophy/teaching/text - Mahayanasutralamkara - Maitreya outlines these 10 qualities of what we should look for in our Spiritual Mentors. Pure ethical discipline. Our teachers set an example for us. Because we need to modify our unruly actions of body, speech, and mind, it's wise for us to choose teachers who have done so. They … Continue reading What to look for when choosing a Spiritual Mentor